Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Melodien. 13 Radierungen über musikalische Motive mit einer Einführung "Musik und Landschaft" von Prof. Dr. Oscar Bie

Berlin: Wohlgemuth & Lissner, [1921]. First edition (Ausgabe C). Hardcover. 1/154. Large oblong folio. [6], 4, [2]pp (text), [13]pp (plates). Uncut. Original cloth spine over yellow paper covered boards, with gold lettering on front cover. Decorative endpapers. Illustrated title-page. Text pages tied with white ribbon. Splendid art work compiling 13 matted etchings of Meta Cohn-Hendel illustrating various musical themes by Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven, Grieg, Haydn, and Bach. Each illustration is captioned and signed in pencil by the artist, and is protected with a decorative tissue-guard. This copy is one of the 100 of the "Ausgabe C" with etchings on "Kupferdruckkarton". Some age-wear on binding with soiling along edges of covers, and closed tears and fraying along tail of spine. String ties missing. Previous owner's bookplate on inside of front cover, and previous owner's stamp on title-page. Very minor and sporadic creasing and age-toning along paper margin. Text in German. Binding in overall good-, interior in very good, etchings in fine condition. vg. Item #27794

About the artist: Born in Berlin, on July 7, 1883. Hendel studied art in Berlin and Paris, a pupil of Fernand Léger and Amédée Ozenfant. During the 1930s she immigrated to the U.S. She soon settled in San Francisco where she taught privately and in the adult education program. She died in San Francisco on June 26, 1970. Hendel is best known for her color wood engravings. Member: SFAA; Calif. Society of Etchers; SF Women Artists. Exh: Budapest, NYC; Munich, Berlin, Florence, Milan, London. In: Museo d'Arte Moderna (Milan); Mills College (Oakland); SFMA; Oakland Museum.

Price: $2,500.00

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